09:51 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 09/26/2006 12:50PM
NEW SHOWSWatch It: Heroes (NBC, 8 p.m. ET) If you missed Monday night's premiere, then make a super effort to see this second-night repeat of one of the season's most exciting new shows (Heroes regularly airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET). A sprawling, mysterious science-fiction adventure, Heroes tracks the emerging destinies of a group of deceptively regular-looking mutants as they start to realize and test their strange powers. It's something like X-Men, but without the costume fetish or the romanticized self-anguish. We have a high school cheerleader who methodically breaks and burns her body because she knows it will miraculously heal. A nerd in Tokyo figures out how to teleport himself, another guy has an irrepressible urge to fly – again, psychologists, you may find this richly suggestive – and a single mother sees her reflected image not quite in sync with her movements. There's so much going on, the story at this point is barely coherent, but it also feels tantalizingly, implicitly whole. If all the pieces don't fit initially, they may just mutate until they do.
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